Xdrop presents So Human an Animal
in association with Footloose at Shotwell Studios



Photo by: Elazar Harel
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2008
Location: Shotwell Studios
3252-A 19th Streets
San Francisco [map]
Admission: $15
Info/Res: 619-253-6130
www.xdrop.org

Xdrop's (pronounced tenth-drop), San Francisco's newest dance company in their premiere concert entitled, So Human an Animal opens at Shotwell Studios located at 3252-A 19th Street, San Francisco, in the Mission District on Fridays and Saturdays, February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2008 for six performances only.

So Human an Animal is a performance art and dance show about human consciousness in love and war. Select pieces on the program include, "Cocytus", "A Long Way to Go" and "The Shot Heard around the World."

The duet with Liliana Cattaneo and dancer Sarah Keeney engages social awareness through an honest and creative movement vocabulary centered on a unique use of original props and imaginative set design. Through the controlled fluidity of motion and emotion, Xdrop's athletic and innovative style is charged with a combination of sound and imagery leaving an indelible impression. Special props for this concert include a 44 gallon trash can filled with water, 50 helium filled balloons, a telephone cord, and a ten-foot black dress that will yield more than a few surprises. Live text by Cattaneo, select pre-recorded music by The Coma Lilies, Angelo Badalamenti, Tool, Ani Difranco and Mogwai will be used to accompany the dancers.

Established in September 2003, Xdrop recently relocated from San Diego. They are a nonprofit grassroots arts organization led by Artistic Director, Liliana Cattaneo, who was named one of the "top five" local choreographers to watch by the San Diego Union Tribune in 2001. She is also the recipient of the San Diego Dance Alliance's 1999 Tommy Award for "Emerging Choreographer."